Originally Posted by fujirider
I didn't know where else to post this question, so...
I use LOOK pedals and cleats. The sides of my feet ALWAYS rub the crank arms. I have tried moving my cleats to the inside(towards the cranks) to put my foot farther away from the cranks. When I did this, I got hot spots on my feet and they went numb. I moved them back and no more hot spots but I'm constantly rubbing the crank arms. What can I do?
Hi... Well what i would do is to switch to Time pedals to start with, a few reasons... the pedaling is more natural, the cleat have only one position basicaly but the feet will adapt its natural position when pedaling so your kness will say "thank you" for sure. They claim to have the biggest pedal surface so eventually u are not pedaling only with the center of your feet but with the whole thing (no clue if its true.)
U have a lateral adjustment of the cleats also (it is made on the pedal, not all the models have that,) hmmm... eventually u can use any shoe with its cleats... i'm sure after trying time u wont come back to look ever... I been using time since 1989 aprox.
The problem with the numbness is that u need some shims in the insoles or in the pedal cleats. Just like the toe and caster in a car... u need aligment hehehe... the reason for that is that how your feet is more outside of the pedal now the power transfer is not right, i bet the external part of your foot hurts also. Lemond sells a set of shims to correct the problem they cost like 25 bucks probably but they worth the money. A tip... it hurts ouside? put shims in the internal part of the foot. start with one or two, try and error method. You will feel the difference when pedaling right away but some muscles will suffer for a few weeks because probably u had never used them before and now that the orthodics aligned your legs those muscles will start working rigth for the very 1st time.
Second option is to use specialized insoles and shims... is the same principle than the lemond ones but inside of the show, not under the cleat.
3rd option? use washers as somebody said... i would give a try to the time pedals (rsx) 1st.